Louisiana

Key Findings

  • For the second year in a row, Louisiana’s nursing home care ranked as the state second worst in the nation; and just like last year, the state failed every critical staffing measure.
  • Louisiana had the second highest number of failing grades, flunking five of eight quality measures.
  • Louisiana failed to improve the state’s paltry staffing levels as nursing home residents continued to receive less than 2 hours and 15 minutes of direct care daily.
  • Louisiana had the second fewest number of facilities with above average professional nurse staffing.
  • Nearly every Louisiana nursing home was cited one or more deficiencies.
  • Severe deficiencies declined nearly five percent despite grossly inadequate staffing levels.
  • Louisiana’s failing nursing home care ranked third out of four states in the Southwest region.

News Release

Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average31.43%F49 50F22.91%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.22F49 46F2.21
Facilities With Deficiencies97.50%F49 46F97.14%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies11.79%A10 21C16.07%
Health Inspections Above Average44.64%B11 15B35.13%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average10.36%F50 51F8.00%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.44F44 48F0.54
Verified Ombudsman Complaints79.15%D31 30C80.12%